Shalom! For 24 years we have hosted Rosh Hashana in our home. Now we have three wonderful nieces, who have for the past few years taken the reins and the honor of hosting. What a blessing to sit at our 3 nieces’ homes, on the first night and the second night, and break fast and see how beautifully they all set up their tables and serve the meal, while we dip apples in honey and evoke a sweet and healthy year ahead.
Personally, I would like to streamline and declutter my mental and emotional self. Let go of the past and make room for new things. I love my synagogue and the wonderful Rabbis at B’nai Torah. I don’t go to shul on a regular basis, but we do flock and congregate with our community on all the High Holidays. We feel part of something much larger than ourselves, we go to Shul because it is about a new year, and a new beginning. We are so blessed to have family and friends, and a wonderful community! Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur is a gift to us – a chance to step back and look at our lives. How we can rediscover the gifts we know are embedded in all of us. to. We have a choice about how we want to act and how we want to think and how we want to live our lives. Just remember we have to look inside ourselves, to find the star that shines so brightly.
From Brian and I, to all of you, may this year be filled with blessings, joy, celebrations, health and peace. L ’Shanah Tovah!
Gayle Rubenstein is the owner of Balloons Over Atlanta and Event Visions Wife, Mom, Grandma.